Mother's have applied it for decades- however, the studies are showing that this may not be wise for long term.

Talcum powder, known as “baby powder,” is often used by women as part of their daily hygiene applying to the genitals and perineal area. Studies have found that the powder may travel into the genital tract, causing inflammation and doubles or triples the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

A researcher with the University of Virginia released this year's study finding showing regular use of talcum powder by African-American women placed them at greater risk for developing ovarian cancer.

And there is not just one study!

In 2013, Cancer Prevention Research found that “genital powder use was associated with a modest increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer relative to women who never used powder.”

A 2010 study conducted by Harvard found "use of talcum powder was associated with a 21-24% increase in risk of endometrial cancer"

In 2003, an analysis found “a 33% increased risk of ovarian cancer with perineal talc use.”

With this range of studies pointing to the same results- I would professionally recommend to avoid the use of talcum powder. There are plenty of other brands on the market with ingredients similar to these:

1. Cornstarch

2. Arrowroot Powder

3. Chickpea Powder

4. Baking soda

5. Oat flour

6. Rice Flour

7. Corn Flour

8. Clay in powdered form (French green, White, or Kaolin)

9. Ground flowers (Calendula blossom, rose petals, lavender buds)